Tag Archives: romance studies

Simone Pinet, “Where Did the Language of Money Come From?”

A new feature at Cornell Research highlights the work of Simone Pinet [Romance Studies], who is researching “the roots of the language of economics and capitalism in medieval Spanish literature from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries.” “The language of economics, explains Pinet, “touches our deepest beliefs regarding honor, morality, and truth.”

Read the full feature here.

Michel Zink, “Women’s Songs / Men’s Songs in Medieval Europe”

On Apmichel zinkril 13 (Wednesday) at 4:30PM, Prof. MICHEL ZINK will deliver a lecture at the A.D. White House (Guerlac Room) titled, “Women’s Songs/Men’s Songs in Medieval Europe”

Michel Zink holds the chair in “Littératures de la France médiévale” at the Collège de France, which goes back to the illustrious tradition of the chair of “Langue et littérature françaises du Moyen Âge” founded in 1853 for Paulin Paris. Before 1994 he was a professor of medieval French literature at the Sorbonne (1968-70, 1972-76, and 1987-94), at the University of Tunis (1970-72), and at the University of Toulouse (1976-87). He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Constance, the Johns Hopkins University, Berkeley, and Yale. In 2007 he received the International Balzan Prize “for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of French and Occitan literature in the Middle Ages, a decisive chapter in the development of modern European literature; for his new interpretation of the relation between medieval and modern literature; and for his seminal initiatives that have brought the literature of the Middle Ages back into the cultural tradition of France and Europe.”

More about him:

http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/en-michel-zink/index.htm

This event is co-organized by the French Studies Program  co-sponsored by and the Medieval Studies Program, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Society for the Humanities.

Simon Doubleday, “The Wise King’s Nightmare” [April 7]

Hispanic Studies invites you to “The Wise King’s Nightmare,” a lecture by Simon Doubleday (Hofstra University), Thursday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., Klarman Hall room KG42. Reception to follow.

Doubleday is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Hofstra University, founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, president of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, and author of The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain and the Birth of the Renaissance (Basic Books, 2015).

For more information contact Simone Pinet at simone.pinet@cornell.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies and the Medieval Studies Program.